Thursday, February 22, 2018


Hello, blog! It’s me.’s been a while! Some things have happened since I’ve last posted...actually a lot has happened. But a recap wouldn’t really do it justice so I guess I’ll start with where I am right now and what I’m trying to do.

Not too long ago I bought some new art supplies with the hope of getting right back into the swing of things. I sat at my desk, cracked open some stiff paint tubes and to my surprise the watercolor paints were just as vibrant as the day I first got them. Maybe even more so. But equally to my surprise, it didn’t come easy.

I tried a simple drawing and watercolor of a home front only to realize this is much harder than I thought. My skills aren’t the same place they used to be. Watercolor is difficult, the colors don’t mix the way I want them too first time around but they take work. This whole process is more difficult than I remembered. Getting back into the swing of things, starting over.

I can’t go back to the artistic levels I was at before (at least not immediately or without practice), the same way no one can go back in time to be the people who they were once before. Before life knocked you down, before you knew heartache or sorrow or trauma. Sometimes looking back at some of my favorite blog posts is like looking at a ghost. We can’t go back, we can only go forward.

We can start over.

So that’s what I’m going to do. Start over with my art, start over with my poetry, start over with my writing, start over with how I create.

So allow me to reintroduce myself. My name is Lizz, and I’m starting over. Welcome to my blog and I hope you stay a while.